This weekend there was one of the most important controversies in recent months. In a serious accident, George Russell Y Valtteri Bottas they were out of the race. However, the ction did not stop there. The one of Williams went to recriminate him with insults and a small blow to the Mercedes. Bottas was not silent: he pointed to the middle finger and even warned after the race: «I can be more aggressive“, Shooting.
The clash took all the spotlights of the weekend. The actions on the track were not sanctioned by the commissioners of the International Automobile Federation (FIA). However, Bottas did not end the controversy there and fired at Russell, posing a kind of threat after the actions taken by the young driver at the Imola circuit.
«I will always defend my position from any driver. I don’t really want to lose places in the race. It was a normal defense. It could have been much more aggressive if necessary, so I do not agree with anything Russell says, “Bottas exclaimed to a television network, as confirmed by the Spanish newspaper Marca.
“I also knew that it was not a place to go in those conditions with dry tires, but it still was. It was his decision to go in there and I was doing my job, trying to defend. I’m not going to walk away and give you the dry track. This is how it goes, ”added the Finn. On the other hand, Russell took another position and finally apologized to Bottas after what happened.
“Having had time to reflect on what happened next, I know that I should have handled the whole situation better. Emotions can rise in the heat of the moment and yesterday mine got the better of me. I apologize to Valtteri, my team and everyone who was disappointed in my actions. That is not what I am and I expect more from myself, as I know that others also expect more from me ”said Russell.